In Praise of Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to all my loyal, Faith on the Couch readers.  I am grateful for all of you and your support of this ministry.  As regular readers know, giving thanks is good for every aspect of your health, life and relationships.  Here's a great article that summarizes the benefits of gratitude w … [Read More...]


What Douthat & Martin Miss: Reflections on the Ongoing Synod Discussion

NYT columnist, Ross Douthat,  and America Editor-at-Large, Fr. Jim Martin, are having a very interesting conversation about the fallout from the Extraordinary Synod on the Family.  I applaud them on their civility, but I do think they are missing some important points.So Who Asked You, A … [Read More...]

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Then Comes Baby: Cute Baby Contest–Newborn to Six Months. Post Pics to WIN!!!

Babies, babies, babies!  We LOVE babies!Lisa's and my new book, Then Comes Baby:  The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Three Years of Parenthood celebrates every aspect of a … [Read More...]


What’s the #1 Thing Stressed Out Kids Need to Feel Better? (Infographic)

H/T Stress BetterTake a look at this revealing infographic based on a survey of almost 1000, 9-13 year-olds about both what stresses them out and what they do to de-stress.  I'll have a few … [Read More...]


Turn Your Marriage Around with this 1 Important Habit

In my new book, When Divorce is Not an Option:  How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love,  I reveal the research that describes the 8 basic habits that separate happy couples from unhappy o … [Read More...]


Neuroscience Proves “Perfect Love Casts Out Fear.”

There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear (1 Jn. 4:18).Perfect love may remove all fear, but a new study of the brain finds that even the hint of love is enough to begin to calm … [Read More...]


BIG ANNOUNCEMENT #2: Lisa and I Are Speaking at the 2015 World Meeting of Families

Lisa and I have been invited to present at the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next Sept.   We'll be presenting on the topic, See How They Love One Another:  The Family and the Fa … [Read More...]


Big Announcement #1: You CAN Balance Baby, Marriage, Family, & Your Needs–Here’s How!

We mentioned a few big announcements this week. The first is the launch of my latest book with my wife and co-host of More2Life Radio, Lisa Popcak titled, Then Comes Baby:  The Catholic Guide to … [Read More...]



Check back Monday for an announcement about a GREAT NEW PROJECT.Check back TUESDAY FOR AN EVEN BIGGER ANNOUNCEMENT!!!This week is a HUGE DEAL!!!  Hope you'll be part of the celebration. … [Read More...]

HUGE NEWS: Pope Hosts Conference on Marriage as Union of 1 Man & 1 Woman

H/T CatholicVote. Big news, just announced by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Rome, November 3rd, 2014. On November 17-19, 2014, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will … [Read More...]